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Re: VSS File Sharing

From: Justin Patrin <papercrane_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-15 20:44:03 CET

On 11/15/06, Steve O'Hara <sohara@pivotal-solutions.co.uk> wrote:
> I'm a newbie to SVN and come from a VSS (I know, I know) background.
> We'd really like to switch to subversion but the one show-stopper for us
> is the lack of file sharing.
> A very large number of our VSS projects share code files. In fact, I'm
> not sure we have any projects that don't share some sort of file with
> another project.
> Now VSS has it's faults, but this feature is a real winner in our
> developer community and prevents the re-invention of the wheel. In
> fact, I'd go further and say thay this feature has been fundamental to
> the increased stability of some of our modules - as they get used in
> more and more projects they get better and better debugged in more and
> more diverse operating conditions.
> As I understand it, the "externals" feature of svn is only applicable to
> directories. Has anyone got any ideas how I could mitigate the lack of
> sharing files in svn that might come some way close to exhibiting the
> desired behaviour?

I would suggest putting each of your reused modules in its own
directory so that it can be checked out by "externals".

Justin Patrin
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